We decided to add this guide since many times customers ask for the difference between the Patent, PU, Stretch and Leather.
Patent, either patent leather or patent pu, the latter being a man made material, has a very shiny, almost mirror like appearance.
Pu, short for polyurethane, is a semi-shiny to non-shiny man made material designed to be less expensive than leather. Also, called leatherlike. It's the most common material used in shoemaking.
Stretch, either patent or pu, is a thin, stretchable material, which allows it to fit to the contours of the feet or legs.
Leather, usually having a supple and comfortable feel and with a texture pattern, is the highest quality material of all used in shoemaking.
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